Here is a brief selection of favorite, new and hard-to-find books, prepared for your journey. For your convenience, you may call (800) 342-2164 to order these books directly from Longitude, a specialty mailorder book service. To order online, and to get the latest, most comprehensive selection of books for your safari, go directly to

Martin B. Withers
Wildlife Southern Africa
This Princeton Pocket Guide, featuring 400
color photographs by Withers and co-author
David Hosking, covers all the birds, mammals,
lizards and insects you are likely to encounter.

Peter Godwin
Mukiwa, A White Boy in Africa
The unsentimental story of a boy’s coming of age in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the 1960s, offering a rare perspective on the consequences of colonialism.

Paul Murray
Bradt Guide Zimbabwe
This compact, informative guide introduces the history, culture, wildlife and attractions of Zimbabwe, along with helpful travel details.


Zimbabwe & Botswana Map
A clear map of Zimbabwe and Botswana at a scale of 1:1,170,000.

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